Module 2 -- Musical textures and gestures

 - what are they / what do we mean by these terms?

 - how do / can we describe their characteristics & properties?



why did I choose texture and gesture?


-- because they have become fundamental materials of 20th century music but as yet have been scarcely examined in any rigorous fashion within the context of music analysis nor music perception & cognition studies

-- because the words, though seemingly potent, and often used, are not unequivocally defined, and are borrowed (like so many musical terms) from other fields

-- because they are singularities which depend on time for their manifestation -- neither can be frozen for study